Current Teaching Artists
Interested in joining the teaching artist team at Jubilee Arts? Email our program director, Nora Howell with your resume, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie “China” McIntosh, Line Dance
Though I have held several different positions through out my career in education, my desire to teach has remained constant. I feel I was put on earth to teach guided by the philosophy that all children and adults with the appropriate accommodation and modifications can learn. I have held true to this philosophy whether instructing students in an inclusion settings or teaching line dance in the performing arts arena.
Iyana McNeil , Ballet
I’yana McNeill has been dancing for 13 years and has been teaching for 3 years. She began dancing at Rayn Fall Dance Studio and later attended Baltimore School for the Arts for high school as a dance major. She danced under the direction of Norma Pera, Deborah Robinson, Samantha Ordaz and Anton Wilson. She now continues as a Junior dance major at Coppin State University. She now dances under the direction of Vanessa Coles, Alice Howes, and Diedre Dawson.
Lauren Siegel, Creative Crafts
Lauren Siegel is a licensed social worker who works with arts organizations and neighborhood associations across the city in creating art collaboratively with youth and adults. Siegel has worked with homeless, disabled, addicted, mentally Ill and disadvantaged people in Baltimore City throughout her careers.
Kim Loper, Youth In Business-Fashion, 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence
Loper is a mixed media visual artist. She has taught and managed innovative arts programs in parks, schools, community centers and non-profit organizations for over 10 years. Loper has a BA in Art and American Studies from the University of Minnesota and currently lives in Baltimore where she is an MFA Candidate in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Iqrama Muhammad, Sewing
Iqrama Muhammad is the owner of the PEACES Collective, an eclectic collection of handcrafted clothing, accessories and home decor. She uses the art of sewing to re-fashion new and used fabrics into original designs. She is the author of, Sewing for the Soul, a curriculum designed to introduce sewing to school aged children in the Baltimore/Washington area. Ms. Muhammad is a member of the American Sewing Guild.
Catherine Leberg, Art Outside, Youth Clay, Youth In Business Clay Art, Artist-In-Residence 2017-2018
Catherine Leberg is a multimedia artist and sculptor, with a BFA in sculpture from Washington University in Saint Louis. Her work centers around the relationship between human beings and our environment, creating the tools through which the two can interact, and addressing environmental racism and injustice. Catherine is currently pursuing in MFA in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of the Arts, and during her residency at Jubilee she will share the art skills that youth can use to tell their own story, and define themselves.
Kenneth Clemons, Portfolio Drawing
Clemons is a local artist from west Baltimore who specializes in illustration, painting, ceramics, art, crafts and community artwork. He has tremendous passion for the arts and looks forward to sharing his knowledge with his students.
Julia Piper, Tap
Julia Piper is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer from Ann Arbor, MI, currently residing in Baltimore. She has been teaching dance for over 8 years and has trained in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre, African, and street styles. She is a graduate of Goucher College where she studied Dance, and Environmental Studies. Julia has had the opportunity to teach and perform in Maryland, Michigan, New York, and abroad in Germany and Italy. Julia is also classically trained in flute, voice, and theatre. Combining varied her interests in the arts and sharing that with her students is her passion.
Ernestine Wilkinson, Hand Dance
Ernestine Wilkinson is one of the most established and accomplished Hand Dancers in Baltimore City. She is a certified Hand Dance Instructor and received an additional certificate through the Smooth and Easy Institute. In her dancing career she won two national championships, in addition to second and third place wins in the national championships.
Carolyn Phillips, Senior Clay
Carolyn Phillips has worked at Baltimore Clayworks for four years as a Community Arts teacher, teaching at multiple sites including Jubilee Arts, Robert Coleman Elementary, Chinquapin Middle School, Pimlico Road, and many others. She is a retired Baltimore City art teacher, certified to teach K-12 and taught a variety of media for 30 years.
Past Teaching Artists
Dominique Hellgeth, Youth In Business-Clay
Dominique Hellgeth is a ceramic and mosaic artist working in Baltimore City since 2006. After earning her BFA in ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has worked with Baltimore Clayworks as an Americorps member and then was hired on as a Teaching Artist. She believes that the joy of creating together contributes to a stronger and more beautiful community. Dominique has taught at many sites throughout Baltimore City. She is currently working with the Youth in Business program, at Jubilee Arts, guiding them in the creation of ceramic products and mosaic house numbers .
Dalvin Byron, Drawing, Printmaking, Advance Drawing, Artist-in-Residence 2016-2017
Dalvin Byron is a painter and printmaker. He received his BFA in fine arts from Messiah College. His current focus is portraiture. Through his portraits he seeks to honor his subjects, capture their inner power, and preserve the memory of his relationships with them. His prints are strongly influenced by German Expressionism. As the artist-in-residence at Jubilee Arts he seeks to give the youth of the community the opportunity to express themselves through creative projects and a way to refine their skills in creating fine art.
Jumoke Ajanku is a performing artist, musical educator and event manager. Ajanku has performed internationally from Canada to Bali to Gambia and more. He has performed opening acts for artist such as India Irie, Cee-Lo, Kanye West among many others. Additionally he is the musical director of Sankofa Dance Theatre based in Baltimore.
Anthony Morgan Jr, Youth In Business-Business Skills
Anthony owns a workforce development company, HIBRED Workforce Solutions, LLC and has served in leadership roles within the US Air Force, corporate, non-profit, collegiate, and government sectors. He has a graduate degree in Human Resources from Towson U. and is certified in Myers & Briggs Type Indicator. He has experience working with a diverse clientele designing and delivering workforce development trainings for youth and adults.
Karyn Lao, Garden Art
Karyn Lao is a multimedia artist whose work includes interactive performances, inflatable installations and whimsical illustrations. She received a BFA in Fiber at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. Karyn’s work examines human connectivity through color, materiality, environments, and play. She is currently the Artist-In-Residence for the Baltimore Orchard Project.
Megan Lewis, Drawing
Megan Lewis is a professional illustrator. Utilizing various mediums, She aims to create works of art that focus upon stories that reflect a critical view of social, historical and cultural issues. Lewis is a freelance artist living in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, and has recently taken on the role as muralist, her latest mural “Lady Liberty Please Know Thy Self” made national news with singer Alicia keys on A&E Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. She was a 2014 – 2015 Urban Arts Leadership Member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (UALP).
Lawrence Moore, Youth In Business Jr
Lawrence Moore has been screen printing for the past five years, he has been teaching the art in a variety of mediums over the past three years. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University at Buffalo. He has been a staple in the Baltimore arts community through his Rollerskating collective “its My Skate Night”
Dee Satterfield, Yoga
Dee Satterfield, was born and raised on the Sandtown-Winchester, Baltimore City. She discovered yoga as a single mother in college and was inspired by yoga’s transformative ability to release hurt and pain; replacing with love and understanding of oneself. Satterfield completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at Charm City Yoga and instructs Restorative, Beginner, and Beginner Vinyasa Flow yoga.
yoga: Restorative, Beginner, and Beginner Vinyasa Flow.
Antara Haggins, Step
Haggins is an accomplished Step instructor who has led teams in the Lower East Side of New York City, Atlanta and now Baltimore. She formed the Divas and Gents Step team which ranked No. 1 for two years straight and were featured at the Apollo three times among other prestigious venues. Stepping is a tool she uses to empower young people to make the right decisions in life.
Michelle Antoinette Nelson, “Love the poet”, LIVE Lyrics
Michelle Antoinette Nelson, also known as LOVE the poet, is a photographer, actor, and in the field of creative writing education. She has appeared on CNN as a speaker at the Jena 6 rally in Washington, D.C., authored the book “Black Marks on White Paper”, is the recipient of the 2011 Baker b-grant award, released multiple spoken word CDs, and has performed at the Smithsonian & college campuses nationwide.
Valencia James, Adult Sewing
Christina Greer, Painting & Resident Artist
Rashamell “Mello” Scott, Baltimore Club
Rashamell Scott is a well-known dancer and producer in the Baltimore Club Scene. Scott has been dancing for 10 years and has been featured in music videos and numerous events. He is ranked as one of the Top 16 dancers in the annual “King Of Baltimore” Dance Competition four years straight and held two championships titles under B-More Than Dance.
Tremontenia Morgan, African Dance
Tremontenia “Mama T” Morgan has been dancing and teaching African Dance for over 30 years and has taught at Jubilee Arts for four years. Morgan has danced with Nazu Dance Company, Resurrection Dance Company and XMI Dance Company. As a member of the Nazu Dance Company she performed for the World Bank, at an inaugural Ball for Barak Obama, in Canada and France. She recently started her own Dance Company, Spiritual Creation Dance company.
Najah Hameed, Ballet & Teen Dance
Najah Hameed began dancing at age six with the Raynfall Dance Studio. She participated in the TWIGS program for youth at the Baltimore School For The Arts where she later attended high school. She is majored in Dance ballet and modern under the direction of Norma Pera, Deborah Robinson, Samantha Ordaz and Antoine Wilson. She has also took classes with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey and at the Peabody Institute.
Sophia Laurenzi, Youth Clay
Sophia Laurenzi is a ceramic installation artist from of Memphis, TN who graduated MICA with a BFA in Ceramics. She has a passion for visual expression, playing with processes, experimenting with materials, and being outside. She is currently working for Baltimore Clayworks in the Community Arts Department as an intern.
Mika Eubanks, Adult Sewing, Artist-In-Residence 2012-2013
Mika Eubanks, an alum of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Fiber and a concentration in Experimental Fashion. As a professional artist, Mika dedicates her time predominately working as a freelance costume and fashion designer, while she also teaches fashion and sewing at Jubilee Arts.
Emily Chow Bluck, Painting, Artist-In-Residence 2013-2014
Emily Chow Bluck is an artist, community organizer, and graphic designer from New Jersey. She graduated from Scripps College in 2012 with a B.A. in Politics & International Relations. Her background in politics grounds the creative work she does in community. She is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art while working as an artist-in-residence at Jubilee Arts.
“Fire Angelou,” Zine
Fire Angelou is a writer and spoken word artist from Baltimore, MD. For the last three years, she has been performing and teaching poetry. She is a columnist at international website, AFROPUNK, and Editor-in-chief of the online magazine, Daughters of the Diaspora. She has competed in various international poetry slam competitions. Through spoken word, memoirs, essays and sci-fi, she explores Black womanhood and the survival of the African Diaspora. Her works have been translated in Spanish and Portuguese. She has performed from southern California to New York City, across the midwest and internationally in Cuba. She believes that stories can change people.
Dylan “Toyomansi” Ubaldo, Music Production
Ubaldo is a Philippine-American music producer, graphic designer, & event organizer based in Baltimore, MD. He is an artist and organizer of Llamadon Collective & Basement Rap Records. While he is often behind the scenes booking shows & making flyers, he recently has come to create some of his most forward thinking music through the process of producing his own beats, experimenting with vocal & sound techniques, and taking full control of the recording process. Dylan has shared the stage with Schoolboy Q, Lil Uzi Vert, Xenia Rubinos, Goldlink & NAAFI.
Sarah Henninger, Youth and Teen Clay
Sarah Henninger is an artist and designer from Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013. She is currently a member of the Community Art Collaborative at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an Artist-in-Residence for the Community Arts department at Baltimore Clayworks.
Sarah Edelsburg, Street Art
Sarah Edelsburg is a painter and illustrator, born and raised in New York City. She received her B.A. in Art History & Judaic Studies in 2006 from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and her M.A. in Community Arts in 2010 from Maryland Institute College of Art. Edelsburg also works as an educator at The Walters Art Museum.
Sallah Jenkins, Family Clay
Sallah Jenkins is a ceramic artist, teacher, student, mom and grandma. Outside of Baltimore Clayworks she was once referred to as the Craft Queens of Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun. Sallah has also participated in Axis Alley, Theatre Project’s, Zippy the Pinhead, and Reginald Lewis Museum and Art annual Kwanzaa Program. Currently she is completing a BA degree in Urban Arts at the HBC Coppin State College.
Jewel Wilson, African Dance
Jewel Wilson has been a student of African and Caribbean Dance for the past 20 years. She enjoys teaching and has performance with companies across the Baltimore and Washington DC area.
Lynnette Rodgers, Clay
Lynnette Rodgers has a background in fashion design and ceramics. She is the Community Arts Coordinator for Baltimore Clayworks and has been teaching for them for four years.
Janaye Scott, African Dance
Ja’Naye Scott has been dancing since she was 6 years old. She has been dancing West African dance for 13 years and has been teaching for 3 years. She began dancing at ConneXions Leadership Academy. She has danced and performed with Sankofa Dance Theater and is a current member of Urban Foli. Ja’Naye is currently a 1st grade teacher and continues to share the love and passion that she has for West African dance with others.
Devin Watkins, Hip Hop